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No Boot Sound and No display but do have power

by sandee_acabado / April 14, 2009 2:58 PM PDT

I have purchased a desktop computer and I've used it for only a year then my system crashed. The last time I've boot my system it powerded on but did not make any boot sound except the cpu fan, the hard drives also run and the optical mouse did also have power but the keyboard did not show any light even when I pressed the num lock key and the scroll lock keys.

My desktops specification: intel core duo, 2Gig ddr2 RAM, 256mb ddr HIS radeon excallibur 9550 display driver, windows xp home edition, and two hardrives 80 gig and the other is 20 gig.

I've already tried installing my my video card to a friends desktop and it worked accordingly and as with the 2 gig ddr2 RAM is brand new and been tested by the store provider.

Is it the mother board or something else?

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Have you tried..
by FrankQC / April 14, 2009 3:02 PM PDT

For troubleshooting monitor issues I plug in my computer to an external monitor (through HDMI or VGA, where applicable). If the monitor works and the display gets through then it's something wrong w/ your computer's hardware.

If plugging your computer to a TV works -- you should try downloading the newest BIOS version for your computer. Can't hurt.

Just my two cents,

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Tried it already
by sandee_acabado / April 14, 2009 4:49 PM PDT
In reply to: Have you tried..

thanks for the suggestion Frank,but it was the first thing that occured into my mind but still no display only thing I hear are those buzzing sound of the fans.

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Still in warranty?
by FrankQC / April 14, 2009 4:51 PM PDT
In reply to: Tried it already

Your machine.

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Only for a year...
by sandee_acabado / April 16, 2009 10:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Still in warranty?

warranty is no longer in effect. the funny part my destop only worked for a year then boom the machine broke down with the warranty already done.

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by FrankQC / April 16, 2009 10:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Only for a year...

Since it is not in warranty, maybe you should open your Desktop and clean out all of the dust in it (Since you hear some buzzy sound).

And yea, I bet they make the desktops for a year so when the warranty is void you buy a new one Silly

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by sandee_acabado / April 16, 2009 1:35 PM PDT
In reply to: Ok.

those were sure buzzing but they we're nomal for the cpu fans. i did all i have to do dusted everything out. disconnected and reconnected ever part. i even did what a friend told me to remove the RAM and wait for some continious buzz but it turned out to nothing.

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by FrankQC / April 16, 2009 1:38 PM PDT
In reply to: haha

When I had that problem I went to Best Buy or Futureshop.. I forget.. (Since I still had my warranty) and they sent it back to HP and there was a problem with the hard drive (too fragmented) and the monitor (the back of the LCD was broken).. so. Sorry.


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by sandee_acabado / April 16, 2009 1:47 PM PDT
In reply to: Well...

if so we could have the same problem, though i have a question about the lcd monitor you have, did the power just blinked and blinked? coz i think i could no have a problem with the fragmented ones i ussually defrag monthly...

yes i should take it to a professional, might spend on wrong things.

i was really planning to buy a new main board but its hard to look now for a ddr slot for video drive. all are selling ddr2 and ddr3 this days.

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My monitor..
by FrankQC / April 16, 2009 2:15 PM PDT
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It would work for 2 seconds then it would just turn pitchblack (like it was turned off) and didn't want to work.

The only way I got display was through HDMI or VGA to my TV.... and I was using a laptop so I can't just replace the monitor haha.

There are high chances we have had the different problems though.

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by sandee_acabado / April 16, 2009 2:32 PM PDT
In reply to: My monitor..

i just wish they had a renewal of warranty haha. now im on my own spending money just to replace the bad ones and for the service fees. and i hope they give a discount in the first place i bought it from them.

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I doubt it haha
by FrankQC / April 16, 2009 2:38 PM PDT
In reply to: warranty

Usually for computers or whatever that costs a lot (300 and up), I usually get the 3 year one haha.. just in case these things happen.

After 3 years you're bound to have it broken and thus a replacement haha...

But yeah check around to see if one of your friends is a technician, he might hook you up.

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